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Occasional smokers 9 times more likely to die from cancer

Occasional smokers 9 times more likely to die from cancer

Occasional smoking or only one cigarette per day are also at an increased risk of premature death compared to those who have never smoked. The study, conducted by researchers at the National Cancer Institute of the United States (NCI), examined the health of 290,000 Americans aged 59-82 over the course of their lives.

Among investigated individuals, 22,337 (7.7%) smokers, 156.405 (54%) were former smokers and 111,473 (38.4%) had never smoked. Among smokers, 159 reported smoking less than one cigarette per day on average during their lifetime, and about 1,500 reported consuming between one and ten cigarettes per day.

The article, published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine, found that smoking a cigarette or less on average per day during life increases the risk of premature death by 64%, and the number rises to 87% among individuals who smoke from one to ten cigarettes per day. "The results of this study confirm the effectiveness of tobacco warnings and the fact that there is no risk-free (consumer) level, "said Maki Inoue-Choi, director of NCI's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and lead author of the paper. data showed that people who smoke less than one cigarette a day are 9 times more likely to die from lung cancer. People who smoke between one and 10 cigarettes per day have a multiplied risk per 12 and, moreover, are 6 times more likely to die from respiratory diseases and 1.5 times more likely to have cardiovascular disease. were similar between men and women. However, the study has some limitations, the majority of participants were white, leaving out the blacks and other groups that indicated the highest smoking for decades.

According to the study, smokers who quit smoking had a decreased risk of mortality compared to those who continued to smoke, and when younger smokers quit, the risk was also minimized.

The study underscores the importance of questioning the health effects of occasional smokers. "We call them smokers who are happy: they think they control the health risks, even if we tell them that any dose of tobacco is bad," says Esteve Fernández, a researcher at the Catalan Institute of Oncology

Smoking is considered by the Organization World Health Organization (WHO) the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. It is responsible for approximately 4.9 million annual deaths, which corresponds to more than 10,000 deaths per day.


After an accident, singer Mariano discovers a cyst in the brain

After an accident, singer Mariano discovers a cyst in the brain

With the knock, the benign cyst, which is formed by liquid, breaking up He took morphine because of the severe pain he felt. However, after a few exams, the doctors discharged the sertanejo, who returned home with his mother and is already released to resume the routine of shows. What is cyst? The cyst is a kind of bag of tissue, which can be filled with air, liquid, pus or other fluid.

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Breast cancer: high fiber diet in youth may reduce risk

Breast cancer: high fiber diet in youth may reduce risk

Women who eat more fiber-rich foods when adolescents and young people - especially fruits and vegetables - may have a significant decrease in the risk of developing breast cancer than those who eat less fiber, according to a Harvard researchers study that looked at more than 90,000 women. They found that the risk of developing breast cancer was between 12% and 19% lower in women who had a higher fiber diet in early adulthood.

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